I went through a phase of submitting my short stories to competitions and magazines. I may do so again, as I had some success several years ago.
I particularly like flash fiction, it has a crispness that forces me to concentrate on the core ideas and ignore the extraneous.
After a gap of some years I entered a story into the Tacchi Morris “The Page is Printed 2023: Creative Writing Competition”, and was honoured to win the Somerset Prize for my story ‘Portrait’.
My story, Feedback, was shortlisted for thewordhut.com’s ‘No. 12 Short Story Writing Competition’, you can read it here.
I was lucky enough to receive an honourable mention for a story in the Darker Times September 2013 competition for ‘Who’s For Dinner?’.
T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog published ‘Our Heritage is in Our Blood’ in February 2015.
Writer’s Village were nice enough to give me a ‘Shortlisted Story’ prize for my story ‘Flower of Youth’ in their 2013 competition. This was then published in my book, ‘Post Scarcity Blues’.
I was honoured to be the Gold Prize Winner for a story in the ArtAscent Dark themed December 2013 magazine.